How we can support ourselves and our relationships in a pandemic

Catherine Hine
04 June 2020
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These strange times have got me thinking more and more about the centrality of relationships to our lives. I’m a home-based worker. I lead a charity that is all about encouraging dependable relationships. The ‘new normal’ - children at home, home learning, moving friendships and other family relationships ‘online’ - ought to have offered fewer surprises. It has felt like running a marathon. A heavy dose of self-compassion has been required, as we prepare for the more uncertainties to come.

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Preparing for Sixth Form: six tips to get ahead of the game

Miriam Sechere
02 June 2020
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Stepping into Sixth Form can be a daunting and scary prospect at the best of times, let alone trying to navigate the transition during a global pandemic. However there are so many things you can do to help your teenager get ready for this important next step. Follow these six tips and they’ll be spring boarding into year 12 with complete confidence!

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Saying goodbye to primary school

The Private Parent
02 June 2020
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I think the realisation that our daughter will be moving on from primary school actually hit me when we received the email confirming her place at senior school. Wow, I thought: this is actually happening. I felt a mixture of relief at finding out she’d be joining her friends at our first choice school, along with the realisation that she – we – would be leaving the comfort of her wonderful village school.

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Half-term activities: keep the good times rolling

Liz, Parentkind
22 May 2020
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As we approach another unusual half-term, with plans for getaways and big days out either on hold or cancelled because of the global coronavirus pandemic, here’s five easy ideas for enjoyable family days in or out, so you can keep the good times rolling!

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Home learning - we’re in it together

Our Lady's Girls' Primary School
19 May 2020
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In these uncertain times, it's been great to see how schools and families have come together to support children's learning at home. The need to change how things work in a short amount of time has challenged everyone involved, but here we hear from a teacher, pupil and parent about how they have been able to make this work well for them and their class.

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